move with jam



Image by Cassie Lee Reeder

Image by Cassie Lee Reeder

Jamila Youngstedt is a freelance dancer, Cyr Wheel artist, and choreographer in New York City.

In 2017, she co-founded Tactile Movement Collective with Cassie Lee Reeder and Daniel Evanko. Combining dance, visual art, original music, and tangible installations to create immersive experiences, TMC explores intimacy, community, and the human form. Jamila is the Artistic Director of Dance for Tactile Movement Collective, as well as a choreographer and performer.

Jamila is a current Sokoloff Arts Fellow at Town Stages. She is using her fellowship to create an immersive dance circus show that explores the effects of filtered media in our society.


Company/performance credits include:

  • "Sentire" with Tactile Movement Collective at Gowanus Ballroom & The Tank NYC

  • ZviDance (current apprentice)

  • Nick Cave's "The Let Go" at Park Avenue Armory with Tactile Movement Collective

  • Solo Cyr Wheel in "Daniel The Maestro Musical Revue" at The Well in Brooklyn

  • Loren Royse & Co.(“Spun” at Jacob’s Pillow)

  • Kinetic Architecture Dance Theatre

  • Buglisi Dance Theatre

  • Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre

And work by Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Iyun Harrison, Patricia Hon, Robert Moses, Christian Burns, Alex Ketley, and more!

Training highlights include:

  • B.F.A. Dance (Magna Cum Laude) from Cornish College of the Arts.

  • Interlochen Arts Academy

  • Mark Morris Dance Group

  • Royal Danish Ballet

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Dance

  • BalletMet

  • Flint Institute of Music